• Myrna Driedger

COVID-19 VACCINE BULLETIN #81

Province of Manitoba Media Bulletin


May 21, 2021


Indigenous people in Manitoba will be eligible to book their second-dose appointments starting on May 24 at 11:45 a.m.

In order to book a second-dose appointment, individuals must identify as Indigenous and have had received their first dose of a Pfizer or a Moderna vaccine. Those eligible can call toll-free 1-844-626-8222 (1-844-MAN-VACC) to book appointments at super sites, pop-up clinics or urban Indigenous clinics. Daily hours of operation are from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. People can also book online at https://protectmb.ca/. If someone does not recall the date they received their first dose, their information can be found by accessing their immunization record at https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/test-results/ or by calling their local public health office.

Eligibility

Young people aged 12 and up are now eligible to book their first-dose appointments. Parents or guardians booking for their children (ages 12 to 15) are reminded to book the appointment under the child’s name and not their own name.

To make the visit as easy as possible, young people aged 12 to 15 can either attend the appointment with a parent, guardian or caregiver, or bring a signed consent form at the time of their appointment. If the youth attends without a guardian and without a signed consent form, they will go through an informed consent process with a clinical lead to assess their ability to consent on their own and proceed with the vaccine.

Young people aged 16 and 17 can sign their own consent form. There are about 111,000 young people aged 12 to 17 in Manitoba.

Vaccine Administration

To date, 714,012 doses of vaccine have been administered in Manitoba.

Appointments

Some Manitobans can now book second dose COVID-19 vaccine appointments. At this time, only people who have health priority conditions will be able to book a second-dose appointment by phone or online. The list of priority conditions can be found at https://manitoba.ca/covid19/vaccine/eligibility-criteria.html#second-dose.

People should only book a second-dose appointment when they are eligible. To book second-dose appointments, people will need to know when they received their first dose and the type of vaccine they received. If someone does not recall this information, it is can be found through their immunization record at https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/test-results/.

People who do not have a health card number or online access can contact their local public health office for this information. A printed copy or official proof of immunization is not required to book or attend a second-dose appointment. Contact information for public health offices is available at www.manitoba.ca/health/publichealth/offices.html.

Eligible people can now book appointments at all vaccination super sites: Gimli, Dauphin, Steinbach, Winnipeg (RBC Convention Centre and Leila locations), Brandon, Thompson, Selkirk and Morden. In addition, appointments can be made at pop-up clinics are taking place in communities throughout the province next week.

Indigenous people can also choose to receive their vaccine at urban Indigenous pop-up clinics led by community organizations in Winnipeg, Brandon, Thompson and Portage la Prairie.

Eligible individuals can book their appointments at these sites online at https://protectmb.ca/, or by calling (toll-free) 1-844-626-8222 (1-844-MAN-VACC).

A walk-in clinic is being held today in Flin Flon at the Flin Flon Community Hall (2 North Ave.) from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Vaccine Supply and Distribution

To date, a total of doses 841,380 of vaccine have been delivered to Manitoba. This includes: • 580,320 doses of Pfizer vaccine; • 176,800 doses of the Moderna vaccine; and • 84,260 doses of the AstraZeneca/Covishield vaccine.

Manitoba expects to receive an additional 37,600 doses of Moderna vaccine today. Next week, a delivery of 73,710 doses of Pfizer vaccine is expected. As well for next week, another small allocation of Moderna vaccine is expected, with the exact quantity still to be finalized.

Additional Information

A second super site will soon be opened in the Northern health region, with a location in The Pas expected to open early next month. This will bring the total number of super sites across the province to 12.

When attending a vaccine appointment, people are reminded to bring their completed consent form (available online at https://protectmb.ca/), wear a short-sleeved shirt, wear a mask, and bring their health card or other form of identification. To help support good physical distancing on site, people should arrive no more than 15 minutes before their scheduled appointment time.

More information about the vaccine campaign in Manitoba is available at www.manitoba.ca/vaccine and https://protectmb.ca/. For regular updates, visit https://protectmb.ca/ and sign up for the weekly e-newsletter.

All data in this bulletin is current as of May 20 unless noted otherwise.

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